When the Backstreet Boys were at the height of their fame, girls from all over the globe wanted to marry them. Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and A.J. McLean were all teen idols of their era. And in the end, five lucky ladies actually did get to be their spouses. Not everyone knows the details of the Backstreet Wives, but here are their stories.
The Backstreet Boys were massively successful in the ’90s. Their rise to fame was meteoric and even now – 20 years down the line – they’re still huge. Worldwide, the group has shifted over 130 million records, which no other boy band has been able to achieve. Yet how did they go from this to devoted family men?
The Backstreet Boys seemingly lived a rock and roll lifestyle as young men. And that included dating. “I was 17 years old and had everything at my fingertips – all the girls I wanted,” Nick Carter reminisced in the 2015 documentary about the rise of the band, Show ’Em What You’re Made Of.